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The USB-C Release 2.1 spec dramatically increases the yield of the across the board link
Before long, most of convenient PCs will not should be furnished with a terrible barrel jack and a restrictive force block to charge. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has quite recently declared (through CNET) that it’s beyond what multiplying the measure of force you can send over a USB-C link to 240 watts, which means you’ll at last have the option to connect a similar sort of multipurpose USB-C link you presently use on lightweight workstations, tablets, and telephones to charge everything except the beefiest gaming PCs.
Already, the USB-C Power Delivery spec finishes out at 100 watts, and it’s unquestionably kept the business down a bit — for instance, while my own Dell XPS 15 can in fact charge over USB-C, it needs 130W of ability to charge and run at to the max at the same time. A few makers have auctions off-spec USB-C connectors (I have a Dell dock that yields 130W), however they don’t generally come packaged with machines and for the most part have a fixed, non-separable link to forestall against abuse.
In any case, with 240W of force — something that the USB-IF is calling “Expanded Power Range” or EPR for short — you could hypothetically charge a full-fat Alienware m17 gaming PC over USB-C.
You’ll require new USB-C chargers and links to exploit the new spec, obviously, however you ought to ideally have the option to tell which will be which: “All EPR links will be noticeably related to EPR link ID things,” peruses some portion of the USB-IF’s prerequisites for the new spec. A link should uphold up to 5A and 50V to be consistent.